Pasco WA

April Events – SOE in Pasco, WA. HGO Training in Salem.

It was so amazing to see many of you at the Vancouver, WA CRTC on Saturday! There were 1000 of us from 5 states & 130 different churches there, many new groups are planned to start over the next months.

CRI has a Spirit Of Excellence (SOE) in Pasco, WA on April 13th at Faith Tri-Cities & hope you will get the word out at your community CR groups this week. We’ve attached a nice flyer which can be copied & have on your literature tables, see if your Ministry Leader will make an announcement to & let them know we appreciate their support. If you’ve never been to a CRI SOE here’s what to expect.. worship, reports from correctional CR groups, mini-monies, testimonies, teaching about CRI, great fellowship, a free light lunch, more worship, prayer, lots of celebrating our recoveries & awesome connection with others! This is a free event & open to anyone curious about CRI, anyone in a related organization or ministry, newcomers, & of course those of us who are doing it in jails, prisons, & community CR’s all around the NW.

Faith Assembly Christian Center, 1800 N. Road 72, Pasco, WA 99301

The Home For Good In Oregon Mentor Training will be hosted at the Morning Star Community Church in Salem on April 27th. In 2019, all CR leadership is encouraged to take the Home for Good in Oregon training developed by the Oregon Department of Corrections, Religious Services Division. This training is important, to better prepare us to assist a re-entering man or woman coming into our community CR groups. An inmates changed life, started by attending the correctional CR group in a well structured environment, is severely challenged upon their release to an unstructured environment. The reality of life on the ‘outside’ introduces new challenges related to routine activities they have not experienced for some time. This is where our Celebrate Recovery group should shine like a light for them! We’ve attached a flyer for the HGO training, please note the instructions on the flyer.

Kent Whitaker
CRI NW Region Lead

CRI Quarterly Calendared for April 2019 in Pasco!

Hey NW CRI Team & CR Leadership,

As some of you know our Quarterly meetings have really started getting great results for this ministry. The NW CRI ministry is bringing CR into many new correctional settings, including some youth facilities, & CRI teams are being formed in more of our community CR groups too! We know that God’s purpose in taking the CR program into the jail & prison is only half way done, connecting the inmate & their family to our community CR group finishes His work. We want to build a bridge from the correctional CR to the community CR!
  1. This next weekend our amazing CRI leaders will be hosted for a Quarterly in Eugene, OR at the Crossfire Church on Saturday, 10/6/18.
  2. Then we’ll be bringing the worship, reports, testimonies & training of this great event to Renton, WA at the Highland Church on Saturday 11/3/18
  3. Next, the Quarterly moves to Salem, OR at the Nazarene Church on Saturday 2/2/19.
  4. And we just confirmed today, we’ll have our first Quarterly in eastern Washington on 4/13/19 at Faith Assembly Christian Center in Pasco, WA!
Please keep all of these dates in your thoughts & prayers. We will be needing help organizing each event as we close in on the date, but starting today make a commitment to helping promote each Quarterly & if possible, include yourself in making one or more a success.
In Christ & together we are providing a real hope for many.